I am sure you heard the same sound as me this morning with people around you suddenly saying “awesome!” out loud. The reason? It was announced that Skottie Young will be writing and drawing a Rocket Raccoon comic book to start later this year. Here are some of the interview:
“I like any of the humorous characters, any of the ones I can have fun with,” Young told MTV News when we spoke on the phone earlier this week. “And around this time ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was getting restarted, so I said if there was any of way of doing some sort of Rocket Raccoon story that would be fun too!”
Editor Sana Amanat agreed, and Young was signed up to take on Rocket as his post-“Oz” gig. Though there was no specific mandate to follow the path of the movie — and in fact, Young had no idea what the character will be like on screen — once he saw the trailer, he got a sense that things were right in line between the comic and movie versions of the character.
To read more and see some advance artwork, go to this link: MTV Skottie Young Interview
The official solicitation from Marvel:
Written & drawn by Skottie Young
As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now–a raccoon on the run?! ( I’m sorry, I’m sorry, a “formidable-and-expert-Guardian” on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man–and the authorities are not the only one on his TAIL! (We’ll definitely be overusing that pun!) Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for.